Re: beastie book (spoilers)
The Hello Nasty “after that” explanation makes sense to me how the book doesn’t touch much upon the final years. They moved back to the City, released HN, started their families. and then 9/11 happened after that, and then they put out two more rap records and an instrumental album also happened. They continued epic tours. Bush, Obama, Trump, and here we are 20 years later. Yauch gets sick and the Beasties legacy is cut short.
It kind of feels that way to me personally, Hello Nasty was a turning point and crucial part of my life and also as a beastie boys fan so I am happy with what we were given content wise. Through the internet, they made themselves accessible enough (Oscope Cam comes to mind) and seemed like an open book unto themselves through their blogs, websites, and touring videos. They were always putting shit out. I was happy to connect with them and learn about the early years.
Long Burn The Fire. Rest In Peace Adam.